[Sir Robert Peel, Tory Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police.] Armorial 'Drayton Manor' bookplate of 'Right Honble. Sir Robert Peel, Bart.'

Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), Tory Prime Minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police
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Dating from after 1830, when Peel inherited the baronetcy from his father.

Peel's father Sir Robert Peel (1750-1830), 1st Baronet, took possession of Drayton Manor, Tamworth, in 1796, and the family moved in four years later. The bookplate cannot be the father's, as he was not a 'Right Honble.' member of the Privy Council, while his son was. The bookplate is a black and white steel-engraving on an 8 x 6 cm slip of paper. In fair condition, aged and worn, with light diagonal crease. The arms are topped by the words 'Drayton Manor', with 'Right Honble. | Sir Robert Peel, Bart.' at foot.

Autograph fragment signed to an unnamed correspondent,

Sir Robert Peel, 3rd Baronet
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31 October 1862, Drayton Manor.

Politician (1822-95), son of the Tory prime minister Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). A biofoliate letter which has been cut into an irregular shape by an autograph collector. The first leaf, 1½ inches by 4½: recto, "Drayton Manor / Oct. 31. 1862 <...>"; verso, "<...> to the stopping of his <...>. Second leaf, 4 inches by 4½: recto, "<...> by great convenience to me & I am extremely obliged. / I am yours most truly / Robert Peel". Paper ruckled, and with glue stains from mounting to the verso of the second leaf, which is docketted.

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